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The Best Way To Deal With Recovering Data From A Gateway Desktop PC


I am using a Gateway GT 5404 which is not booting up into the system. In fact, it is not really starting up at all. When I press the Start button, the blue light appears at the front, but without a fan or the hard drive working. What happens is that there are three short beeps, and then a message appears on the screen saying No RGB. Then, the computer just sits in silence with the blue power light on. I am not able to discover what the problem is, or what I can do to get back into the operating system. I use the computer mainly for fun, but it does have a lot of sentimental photographs on it, plus some documents that I would like to keep. I want to recover these items more than anything else to do with the computer.


I am having a bit of a problem with an operating system on my Gateway DX4200. I have a split hard drive, one side of which is used for work, and which is larger as it needs to contain more documents, and a personal side which I use to contain family photographs and pictures. The problem is that I now can’t get into the work partition on the computer. I can boot up as usual, and get into the BIOS menu, and even select the personal partition to load. This works fine, but when I try to load the work desktop, I get nothing, just a message that Windows failed to load. I can see the partition when I look on Drive Manager in My Computer, and I can see that it appears to be almost full, although I didn’t think I had nearly as much data as the computer believes. I have tried to go into the folders on the work partition through the other side, but this doesn’t appear to be possible. I want to get the data from the hard drive, as the work files are important.

The Best Way To Deal With Recovering Data From A Gateway Desktop PC

Gateway are one of the companies to have introduced the all-in-one computer, which involves combining the desktop tower with the monitor. Gateway traditional desktop computers are also high capacity computers and so there is a great temptation to keep large quantities of data on these machines.

New technology usually introduces new problems to solve and the integrated nature of the all-in-one computers is no different as there are additional pieces of both hardware and software that can potentially go wrong. While most computers will not experience any problems, there will always be some that do as no process is perfect.

There are a number of different reasons why a computer either stops responding or you lose access to your data files. The first reason, which can also potentially be one of the most serious problems, is when there is physical damage to the computer. This might be due to an impact, maybe a liquid has been spilt or there may even have been an electrical surge. There are also occasions when a computer may have been operated in very high, or very low, temperatures, which may in turn have caused damage to the computer. In all of these cases there is a possibility that the hard drive of the computer gets physically damaged and this damage in turn can corrupt the files that are stored on the disk. In this case the recovery of the files can be a time consuming and complex process and one that should only be attempted by professionals.

Another type of damage that can cause serious corruption of the files on a hard disk is an infection by a malicious virus. Viruses vary greatly in terms of what they do and so the effect of a particular virus can be difficult to determine. You can greatly minimise the risk of viruses by ensuring that you have up to date anti-virus software on your computer. If you are unlucky enough to have your computer infected with a virus you should immediately isolate it from any networks it is connected to and call an expert for further advice.

Perhaps one of the most frustrating types of problem that makes files inaccessible is when they are accidentally deleted by the user themselves. Although this may be a relatively common occurrence, it can also be one of the simplest to address as the deletion of a file is merely the removal of a pointer and not the removal of the file itself.

No matter what problem encounter your first action should be to call one of our Gateway Data Recovery Experts. We have many years of experience in dealing with data loss and recovery and all of the various ways in which this can happen. We have worked on many different Gateway computer models and so will have the expertise to help you out. In most cases we can make a diagnosis over the phone and can offer you advice on how to proceed from there.